Imphal, Dec. 1
In furtherance of strengthening the friendly ties with Myanmar a friendly volleyball match between Indian Army and Myanmar Army was conducted on the sidelines of Indo Myanmar Post Level Meeting (IMPLM) under the aegis of Headquarters 26 Sector Assam Rifles on 30 November 2018. This friendly match was held as part of Indo-Myanmar Sports Exchange in Myanmar for the year 2018-19. The aim of the Friendly Match was to instill and strengthen a spirit of healthy and friendly relations between Indian Army and Myanmar Army. The match was conducted at Indoor Volleyball Court, Tamu (Myanmar) on 30 November 2018 from 1000 hours to 1045 hours. The Indian Army and Myanmar Army players were divided into two teams ie Team A and Team B for the friendly match. The IMPLM delegation of Indian Army and Myanmar Army attended this event. The team members of both the teams were introduced to the Commandants of Indian Army and Myanmar Army and wished good luck at the onset on the match.
The match was of three sets. It was a well contested match played with sportsmanship and both the teams gave a tough fight to each other. Team A were the eventual winners, winning the second and third sets with a score of 25-27, 27-22, 27-24. The Commandant, 11 Assam Rifles and Commanding Officer, 50 Light Infantry Regiment met the players of both teams and congratulated them for their outstanding performance. The match culminated with prize distribution by Colonel R S Rawat, Commandant 11 Assam Rifles and Lieutenant Colonel Tin Tun Lin, Commanding Officer, 50 Light Infantry Regiment.The event concluded with tea and snacks for all participants and the spectators. This was the third time ever that a sports competition, ie friendly volleyball match was played between teams of Indian Army and Myanmar Army. Such events develop camaraderie and trust which further strengthens the friendly relations.